Update: All Romance Ebooks (ARe) – The Fuckery Deepens.

So…THIS happened. Blindsiding the mostly romance book world (because, let’s be honest, that was the bulk of their titles), All Romance Ebooks suddenly notified everyone that they were shutting doors as of 12/31/16 (literally days after having sent out an email for ad sales for 2017), buh-bye, fuck you.

Lori James has also now turned off the “delete” functions for authors and publishers to go in and delete the e-book files (instead of just deactivating the titles). For those of us who didn’t get our files pulled, we’ve started changing the covers and meta-data on those books to things like DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK BECAUSE I WON’T GET PAID. (Yeah, I might have been the one who suggested that. Never piss off an OCD Taurus sadist, because I will burn the mutherfucking house down from the inside for this level of fuckery.)

Now, this article has been written detailing a previous lawsuit against Lori James (who is also known as author Samantha Sommersby and part of the writing team that is SJ Harper).

It’s a disturbing look at what appears to be a systemic problem that started back in 2014.

http://blogcritics.org/court-documents-regarding-all-romance-e-books-disturbing-business-practices-surface/

There’s also a Facebook group for authors/publishers who have been impacted. Author Brenda Cothern is speaking with an attorney and gathering information from authors and publishers to possibly file a class-action suit. Make sure to contact her (you can find her on the admin list in the Facebook group).

https://www.facebook.com/groups/212976702443743/

And here are more links:

Writer Beware post: https://accrispin.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/all-romance-ebooks-sudden-closing-many.html?m=1

The Passive Voice: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2016/12/publisher-all-romance-ebooks-closing-hits-new-low-in-stealing-from-authors/

And links from the previous post I did:

BlogCritics

RWA notice

LD Blakeley

Apparently, when we all said nothing could equal the Ellora’s Cave fiasco, the person responsible for this clusterfuck said CHALLENGE ACCEPTED and outdid the fuckery by a thousandfold.

If you are a self-pubbed author, one option is to put books up on your site via something like Payhip: http://www.payhip.com (NAYY) They handle the payments and file delivery. If you’re a little more skilled, there’s ZenCart, WooCommerce, and other things like that.

I’ll keep updating as more becomes available.


ICYMI

Love Slave for Two: Beginnings is now in audio! Amazon | Audible | iTunes


My latest release, A Kinkmas Carol (Suncoast Society 41, various, BDSM) and a direct prequel/sequel to The Reluctant Dom is now available!

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http://www.bookstrand.com/book/a-kinkmas-carol

compressed-akinkmascarol1Blurb:

[Siren Sensations: Erotic Consensual BDSM Ménage Romance, M/M/M, M/F/M, M/M, bondage, sex toys, spanking, HEA]

Seth and Leah are hosting a kinky Christmas party for their friends, complete with a rigging contest. This time of year is always hard on both of them as they each remember Kaden in their own way, and the past and present come together in their hearts and memories.

Kaden wasn’t just an important part of their lives—he mentored countless people as a founding member of the Suncoast Society munch group. As the revelers congregate and reminisce about their lost friend, it soon becomes apparent to some that, just maybe, there’s an extra guest in attendance who wasn’t on any RSVP list.

Are their imaginations simply running wild due to the evening’s high spirits? Or is it possible that the ultimate control freak is fulfilling a promise he made to those he loved most?

Note: This book contains double penetration.


Also… Ask DNA (Suncoast Society 42, MFM, BDSM) is now available for pre-orde:

http://www.bookstrand.com/book/ask-dna

Blurb:

After nothing but bad luck, Melanie’s ready to give up on love. She puts herself in her friends’ hands and goes with them to a shibari class at Venture. Seems her luck changes when she meets Kirby and his fraternal twin brother, Davis.

Kirby and Davis are immediately smitten. While fully independent, Davis falls on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum. Even better, Kirby realizes Melanie seems to understand Davis in a way few people ever have. Davis knows he’s not the easiest person to live with, but Melanie soothes his mind like no one else. He’s willing to do anything to make this work.

As the three of them settle into their dynamic, Melanie can’t believe she’s got not one, but two sexy Doms of her dreams. But when a jealous ex and a deeply buried family secret both explode at the same time, will it jeopardize the happiness that finally seems within their grasp?

Note: This book contains double penetration.

Facebook Release Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664862710471449/

View the book trailer! https://vimeo.com/196005221

Note: It takes 4-6 weeks for books to be released to third-party sites. I have no control over that. If you have a Kindle, you can order directly from Siren-BookStrand and have the file sent right to your device/app. If you have another kind of device, or read on a tablet, you can buy other format files from Siren-BookStrand and either download them or transfer them to your device. Nook | Kobo | iPad | BookStrand App via iTunes or Google Play for Android (Includes FREE books!)

Click here for my Suncoast Society series page, with a full listing and reading order, in addition to other tidbits of info.


Now on third-party sites: Two Against Nature (Suncoast Society 39, MF, BDSM) by Tymber Dalton.

Buy Links:

http://www.bookstrand.com/book/two-against-nature

Kindle (US) | Kindle (UK) | Kindle (CA) | Kindle (AU)
Kindle (JP) | Kindle (IT)Kindle (DE) | Kindle (MX)
Kindle (BR)Kindle (IN) | Kindle (NL) | Kindle (ES) | Kindle (FR)

Nook | Kobo | iTunes | Google (I’ll update the Kobo link when it goes live there. They have a holiday maintenance shutdown on the backend – doesn’t affect purchasing – so it might have gotten caught in that.)

Blurb:

Holly’s severe chronic pain from her fibromyalgia isn’t merely physical, it’s emotional, too. Her brother Louis sits in jail, wrongly convicted of their mother’s murder. Nothing will stop Holly’s efforts to get his sentence overturned. She’s put her life on hold to make it happen.

Walt’s avoided the fact that he’s insulated himself from moving forward because he still holds a torch for his ex, Kimbra. When he meets Holly, he knows he can help her in more ways than one—Kimbra’s an attorney…and a friend. Walt’s also a heavy sadist who wants to show Holly how the good kinds of pain can help her overcome the bad.

While work commences to free Louis, Walt realizes exactly how hard he’s fallen for Holly. As he finds himself fighting to show her that a spoonie and a sadist can make a relationship work, will he convince her that two against nature can absolutely be perfect for each other?


Coming Soon

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My Tymber Dalton author page on Amazon.

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